For those of us who 'grow our own', the arrival of what all veg' gardeners refer to as 'PSB' is a definite marker of Spring.
Purple sprouting broccoli is one of those crops that HAS to be 'home grown'; the shop bought equivalent bears no comparison.
Your children/grandchildren would probably turn their noses up at it, but who cares; these first few flowering shoots, to me, are pure nectar!
They were consumed last night, with a side-serving of pork chop.
just as good as asparagus!!ReplyDelete
It looks wonderful! PSB is definitely one of my favourites.ReplyDelete
Didn't plant any last year... kicking ourselves now!ReplyDelete
Magic aren't they. Ours didn't do brilliantly this year, but we've had a couple of meals worth. A delicacy, I just wish they didn't take up so much space for so long.ReplyDelete
I've just been down to Haddock's for a second picking. Unrestrained joy!Delete
I'm so weird that broccoli is actually my favorite food and your purple broccoli looks wonderful. Our first sign of spring are the sugar snap peas and we ate our first of the season this week.ReplyDelete
Beautiful with a bowl of melted butter. Agree about shop bought stuff.ReplyDelete
looks divine! We've still got over a foot of snow (~30 cm) on the ground. I'm hoping for fiddleheads in a month.ReplyDelete
we don't get fiddle heads here. my purple sprouting broccoli has been a wash out so far because of the rainReplyDelete
Alex would tuck in with delight. He loves broccoli (as do I). I can only imagine how wonderful your PSB must taste.ReplyDelete
I love the stuff. I didn't grow any last year but I will have to this time around. I think it tastes even better when you know all the effort and hard work to grow it and stop everything else eating it!ReplyDelete
Ours is less PSB and more whiteSB...but no matter. Good stuff straight from garden to pan. As it is doing very well I can see more meals in the future.ReplyDelete
My bosoms is/ are totally waterloggedReplyDelete